It's true. My sweat pants are jealous of my work clothes. After spending 2 weeks of quality time with them, I had to go back to my school clothes. It was a rude awakening putting on real pants on Tuesday (whoa- someone snacked on carbs and laid on the couch reading around here!). So, I'm back on Weight Watchers. I need structure.... and the shame of weighing in each week to keep me on track.
Anyway... once I dealt with that, I was able to get back into the swing of things at hyper speed. Thank you to our "Sunshine" committee for buying that Keurig! I was refilling my cup when I met up with a student that needs special attention from me and handled some things for him. I won't go into it, but some days, you just know that you made a difference and it had nothing to do with academic teaching.
The morning went as planned and I was especially impressed with my kiddos during math stations. They were so on task! They must be all out of Christmas cookies at home. Kidding! No, not really. I was sharing this at lunch when.... I got distracted and switched to Wicked.
I might not be smart enough for this series. My brother got me the series for Christmas (yes- REAL books, my Kindle is mad- another story!). I'm around the 4th chapter and am getting confused already. I think I need to concentrate more. I will confess that I was reading mind candy over break and I may have dumbed myself. I actually shared this with my students during readers workshop and one sweetie asked if I was having trouble with the words or just not thinking while I was reading. I would have been offended had I not taught her about meta cognition. Darn kid, thinking about thinking!
I think I may have attention issues in general (I'm hoping it's not dementia at 36 years old). Someone snag me if I leave the house in my pajama's, wandering around, looking for a stapler. I was teaching guided reading, but saw by some books that had number labels instead of letters (a la Fountas & Pinell). Crap. I tried to ignore it. I have more pressing things! Really. I do. So, instead of prepping and making my plans for next week during my prep time (including sub plans for 2 days), I spiralled out of control and started re-labeling books and making new book bin labels for a few new series that I added this year. In the middle of that.....
I remembered that I was working on a weather unit (will show up on TPT at some point) and need to remember to take photos. My teaching partner still has my camera. At that point, I packed it in and went home shaking my head (lugging everything I didn't so at school with me).
Which brings me to now.... my jealous sweatpants. They need some of my time tonight.
Today post is dedicated to Laura Numeroff :)